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The Human Tide

by Paul Morland & Zeb Soanes PublicAffairs (March 05, 2019)

A dazzling new history of the irrepressible demographic changes and mass migrations that have made and unmade nations, continents, and empires

The rise and fall of the British Empire; the emergence of America...

Madness Rules the Hour

by Paul Starobin PublicAffairs (April 11, 2017)

"The tea has been thrown overboard-the revolution of 1860 has been initiated." --Charleston Mercury, November 8, 1860

In 1860, Charleston, South Carolina, embodied the combustible spirit of the South. No city...

The End of Loyalty

by Rick Wartzman PublicAffairs (May 30, 2017)

Having a good, stable job used to be the bedrock of the American Dream. Not anymore.

In this richly detailed and eye-opening book, Rick Wartzman chronicles the erosion of the relationship between American companies...

Stealing Home

by Eric Nusbaum & David Owen Nelson PublicAffairs (March 24, 2020)

A story about baseball, family, the American Dream, and the fight to turn Los Angeles into a big league city.

Dodger Stadium is an American icon. But the story of how it came to be goes far beyond baseball. The...

Cry Havoc

by Michael Signer & Corey Carthew PublicAffairs (March 10, 2020)

The former mayor of Charlottesville delivers a vivid, first-person chronicle of the terror and mayhem of the August 2017 "Unite the Right" event, and shows how issues of extremism are affecting not just one...

Agents of Influence

by Henry Hemming PublicAffairs (October 08, 2019)

The astonishing story of the British spies who set out to draw America into World War II

As World War II raged into its second year, Britain sought a powerful ally to join its cause-but the American public was...

Vanishing Frontiers

by Andrew Selee & Kevin Stillwell PublicAffairs (June 05, 2018)

There may be no story today with a wider gap between fact and fiction than the relationship between the United States and Mexico.

Wall or no wall, deeply intertwined social, economic, business, cultural, and...

The White King

by Leanda De Lisle & Graeme Malcolm PublicAffairs (October 31, 2017)

From the New York Times bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the tragic story of Charles I, his warrior queen, Britain's civil wars and the trial for his life.

Less than forty years after...

Superfast Primetime Ultimate Nation

by Adam Roberts & Graeme Malcolm PublicAffairs (April 25, 2017)

Who can foretell India's future? Mr. Joshi is a fortune teller in a slum in south Delhi who uses a soothsaying green parrot to make predictions. When Adam Roberts visited him in 2012, Joshi's parrot declared...

The Fortunes of Africa

by Martin Meredith & Kevin Stillwell PublicAffairs (March 19, 2019)

A sweeping history the fortune seekers, adventurers, despots, and thieves who have ruthlessly endeavored to extract gold, diamonds, and other treasures from Africa and its people.

Africa has been coveted for...

It's Better Than It Looks

by Gregg Easterbrook & Oliver Wyman PublicAffairs (February 20, 2018)

Is civilization teetering on the edge of a cliff? Or are we just climbing higher than ever?

Most people who read the news would tell you that 2017 is one of the worst years in recent memory. We're facing a series...

Absolute Power

by Paul Collins & Oliver Wyman PublicAffairs (March 27, 2018)

The sensational story of the last two centuries of the papacy, its most influential pontiffs, troubling doctrines, and rise in global authority

In 1799, the papacy was at rock bottom: The Papal States had been...

Syria's Secret Library

by Mike Thomson & David Rintoul PublicAffairs (August 20, 2019)

The remarkable story of a small, makeshift library in the town of Daraya, and the people who found hope and humanity in its books during a four-year siege.

Daraya lies on the fringe of Damascus, just southwest...

Freak Kingdom

by Timothy Denevi & Mark Boyett PublicAffairs (October 30, 2018)

The story of Hunter S. Thompson's crusade against Richard Nixon and the threat of fascism in America--and the devastating price he paid for it

Hunter S. Thompson is often misremembered as a wise-cracking, drug-addled...

The Snow Leopard Project

by alex Dehgan & Dan Woren PublicAffairs (January 22, 2019)

The remarkable story of the heroic effort to save and preserve Afghanistan's wildlife-and a culture that derives immense pride and a sense of national identity from its natural landscape.

Postwar Afghanistan...

Vote First or Die

by Scott Conroy & Jeremy Arthur PublicAffairs (April 18, 2017)

New Hampshire-a small state with a small, distinct population-is nevertheless the beacon of American democracy. Since 1920, its residents have been the first in the nation to cast their votes in the presidential...

Shakespeare and the Resistance

by Clare Asquith & Allan Corduner PublicAffairs (August 21, 2018)

Shakespeare's largely misunderstood narrative poems contain within them an explosive commentary on the political storms convulsing his country The 1590s were bleak years for England. The queen was old, the succession...


by Peter Watson & Peter Ganim PublicAffairs (September 18, 2018)

The justification for the atomic bomb was simple: it would defeat Hitler and end the Second World War faster, saving lives. The reality was different.

Fallout dismantles the conventional story of why the atom...